The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Friday, October 14, 2022

China's Reach & Internal Control (中国:内控与外扩)

北京强力审查四通桥事件 专家:新坦克人时刻(Beijing tightly censors news of Sitong Bridge protest; expert: New Tank Man moment)
Deutsche Welle, October 14, 2022

要马斯克承诺星链永不入华 中国究竟怕什么?(What does China fear when it asks Musk to promise to keep his Starlink internet service out of China?)
Voice of America, October 14, 2022

China's intellectuals feel 'chilling' effect of speech controls under Xi Jinping
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

拜登政府国家安全战略:中国是对全球秩序最大挑战(Biden administration national security strategy: China is biggest challenge to global order)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 14, 2022

Human Rights Defenders & Civil Society (人权捍卫者与公民社会)

‘We all saw it’: anti-Xi Jinping protest electrifies Chinese internet
The Guardian, October 14, 2022

Identity of the Man Who Pulled Off Protest on Beijing Overpass Amid Unprecedented Security Before the CCP Congress
China Change, October 13, 2022

‘Core values,’ including democracy, dropped from Hong Kong’s new junior secondary school curriculum
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2022

Hong Kong man sentenced to detention centre over 2019 Central protest
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2022

涉apm「和你Sing」 23歲患自閉大學生認非法集結囚8周 趕及明年初赴英繼續學業(23-year-old autistic university student is sentenced to 8 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to illegal assembly charge in "Sing with You" action in the 2019 protests; will continue his study in the UK early next year)
Inmediahk, October 13, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

As China doubles down on ‘zero-COVID’, some have had enough
Al Jazeera, October 13, 2022

Hong Kong court to rule whether national security law provision sets minimum jail term for ‘serious’ offences
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

高薪上万长约聘“大白” 为防疫还是维稳?(High-paying long-term contracts to recruit thousands of "Dabai" epidemic prevention personnel--a stability maintenance move?)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Party of One
Foreign Affairs, October 14, 2022

‘Uncle Xi’ to Exalted Ruler: China’s Leader Embodies His Authoritarian Era

The New York Times, October 14, 2022

The Communist Party congress will highlight Xi Jinping’s power
The Economist, October 13, 2022

The Party Elders Who May Challenge Xi
Foreign Policy, October 13, 2022

The Atlantic, October 13, 2022

Xi Jinping Has Critics in China. They Have Paid a Steep Price.
The Diplomat, October 14, 2022

Global Scrutiny of China Abuses Within Reach
Human Rights Watch, October 13, 2022